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28 October 2022 ~ Comments Off on Publication of Annual Admissions Notice for 2023/24 School Year

Publication of Annual Admissions Notice for 2023/24 School Year

Today, the school is publishing its Annual Admissions Notice for the 2023/24 school year.  Parents/guardians hoping to enrol their children in one of our classes (in Seolta, our school aged ASD class or in a mainstream class) for the 2023/24 school year should read the attached notice and then complete the relevant admissions application form (see the links below).  This form needs to be returned to the school between Monday 7th November and before 12pm on Monday 28th November, after which time the school will process applications and will revert to parents/guardians by 12th December 2022.  This Admissions Notice gives all of the relevant information about applying for a place in any of our classes for the 2023/24 school year, in accordance with the Education (Admissions to Schools) Act (2018).  The document is available to download below and under the “Admissions” and “Seolta” tabs above.

Please contact the school if you have any queries about any aspect of this.  You might find the attached “Frequently asked questions re Admissions policy” document helpful in this regard.”

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19 October 2022 ~ Comments Off on Afterschool Clubs Winter 2022

Afterschool Clubs Winter 2022

Please click below for the After School Clubs timetable for Senior classes, 1st to 6th class for Winter 2022.

Unfortunately due to the delay in the vetting process for new club leaders After School Clubs for Junior & Senior Infants will not run until Spring 2023.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Afterschool Clubs Code of Conduct

Registration will be open on Friday morning, October 21st at 9am and will close at 9pm on Sunday, October 23rd.

Afterschool Clubs Timetable Winter 2022

HOW TO REGISTER:

  • Follow the link on the school website.
  • Complete the form online (1 form per child) – following instructions.
  • You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. Please allow time for this to come through rather than submit a second form.
  • Club places will be allocated by Tuesday October 25th when you will receive an email with details of your allocated clubs and what payment is due.
  • Early applications will not be processed.

PAYMENT SYSTEM

When: Thursday, October 27th

Where: At the school (front entrance by bike shed)

Time:  7.00-8.00pm

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Cash payment

If payment is not received on payment night you will lose your place in the club. If you cannot attend you can send someone in your place.

Please do not contact the school as clubs are not run by the school. Thank you.

For any queries, please contact [email protected]

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12 October 2022 ~ Comments Off on Mid Term Break

Mid Term Break

Dear Parents/Guardians,

School closes for the mid-term break from Monday 31st of October until Friday 4th November. School re-opens again at the usual time on Monday  7th of November. Enjoy your mid-term break.

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31 August 2022 ~ Comments Off on Short day for Junior Infants

Short day for Junior Infants

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please note Junior Infants class finishes at 11am until Friday 9th of September. From Monday the 12th of September all Junior Infants will finish at 1.10pm.

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01 June 2022 ~ Comments Off on School Closure – June Bank Holiday

School Closure – June Bank Holiday

School is closed on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd of June

and re-opens at the 8.30am on Tuesday 7th of June.

Enjoy the bank holiday.

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22 October 2021 ~ Comments Off on Publication of Annual Admissions Notice for 2022/23 school year

Publication of Annual Admissions Notice for 2022/23 school year

Skerries Educate Together NS has two admissions policies.  One is for the mainstream classes (from Junior Infants to 6th) and our two early intervention ASD classes for children aged 3-6 years (Seolta), while the other policy was developed in May 2021 in readiness for our school-aged ASD class which opened in September 2021.  These two policies are available to view and download below.  Both policies have been written in compliance with the Education (Admission to Schools) Act (2018) and are aimed at ensuring a fair and transparent admissions process to all who apply for a school place for their child in Skerries Educate Together.

Skerries Educate Together will publish its annual admissions notice on Friday 22nd October 2021.  This notice gives all of the relevant information about applying for a place in any of our classes for the 2022/23 school year, in accordance with the Education (Admission to Schools) Act (2018).  This document will be available to view and download both on the homepage of the school website and under the “Admissions” heading at the top of the homepage.

Please contact the school if you have any queries about any aspect of this.
There is also a “Frequently asked questions re Admissions Policy” document that you might find helpful.

Skerries ETNS Admissions Notice 2022-23

Skerries ETNS School Age ASD Class Application Form 2022
Skerries ETNS Enrolment Form 2022-23

Admissions Policy for Skerries Educate Together NS
Admissions Policy Skerries ETNS – ASD Class Updated 21.05.2021

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20 October 2021 ~ Comments Off on Mid Term Break

Mid Term Break

Dear Parents,

The school closes at the normal finish times for mid-term break from Monday 25th to Friday 29th of October 2021.  School opens on Monday 1st of November with the normal staggered times for all classes.

There are only 4 half days this school year when school closes at 11:40am.  Details of holidays are on the school calendar also.

15th November 2021 – Primary Language Curriculum training day for Staff (not on the school calendar)

22nd December 2021 – Christmas Holidays

8th April 2022 – Spring Break

June 29 2022  – Summer Holidays

 

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17 May 2021 ~ Comments Off on ETNS ASD Class Application

ETNS ASD Class Application

Dear parents and guardians,

I hope that you are all well.

I want to update you on an important issue for the whole school community.  As you will know, the school is awaiting the construction of a 4-classroom extension which will enable primary classrooms for children with autism to be established here.  Unfortunately the pace of this development has been much delayed and in this context, the Department of Education has requested that the school open a class for children with autism in September 2021, within the existing school building.  At a recent meeting of the Board of Management, a decision was made to accept this request and accordingly, one classroom for children with autism will open in Skerries ETNS in September 2021.  This classroom will have a capacity for 6 children and applications are being accepted from next Monday 24th May until Monday 14th June.  The relevant admissions notice, admissions policy and application form for this classroom are available here…

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06 April 2021 ~ Comments Off on Half Days

Half Days

Dear Parents/Guardians

A few parents asked us to clarify when the school closes for a half day during the academic year. There are 3 half days during a school year. These are a half day (finishing at 11.40am) before Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays. The next half day scheduled is Friday 25th of June 2021. As long as Covid restrictions are in place, the half day finish time is staggered and parents will be informed of their child’s finish time a few days before the half day. Thanks for your ongoing co-operation.

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12 February 2021 ~ Comments Off on Updated 2021 School Calendar

Updated 2021 School Calendar

Dear parents/guardians,

I hope that you are all keeping safe and well (and warm) there this week.

I want to inform you all of a change to the arrangements for our February and May midterm breaks.  The February break was scheduled to take place for two days (Thursday 18th and Friday 19th February) next week.  Having considered the best course of action over the remainder of the school year, the Board has decided to approve a change to this original plan so that our midterm break will now take place for the full week next week.

This is due to the exceptional circumstances of the past month’s school closure, and in order to ensure as many in-school days for the children between now and the end of the school year.  We will make up for this change to the February midterm by taking a shorter midterm break in term 3, when we had originally scheduled to take a full week off (from Monday 3rd May).  The midterm break in May will now be shortened to just the Bank Holiday plus Tuesday 4th May.  Please see the attached and updated school calendar for this year, which includes the changes to the midterm breaks that I have outlined.

The rationale for this change is to maximise the amount of contact time in school for the rest of the school year, and to avoid taking another week out of school in May, given that we’ve missed so much contact time over the past year already.  This change will mean that everyone (children, parents, teachers and SNAs) can take a full break next week to hopefully recharge their energies after a tough 5 weeks of online teaching and learning.  Having spoken with a range of people in the school community in recent days, there is a sense that we could all do with a full week’s break next week, and that it would be a good time to take the extra days.

We are awaiting an announcement on the date of reopening of all primary school classes, and we will be in contact with you again as soon as we have any more information.  We are looking forward to welcoming the children in Seolta back to school on 22nd February and we hope that it will not be too much longer before we have all of the children back in school again.  Online teaching and learning for all of the other classes will resume after our midterm break on Monday 22nd February.

I do appreciate that it is very short notice to be making a change to the school calendar, and I do apologise if these changes affect any plans you had made for the midterm break in May, but we are trying to do what we can to maximise the time in school for the children for the rest of the year.  Thank you to everyone at home for your support in helping us to work with the children over the past few weeks.  This support is vital to ensuring the children have as positive an experience as possible at this time.  I very much hope that you all manage to enjoy the break over the next week and we will be back in contact with you all, either in person or remotely, on 22nd February.

Best regards,

Conor

The Updated 2021 School Calendar can be viewed here.

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